Down by the River

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  1. Why do some excessively criticize prospects?

    Exhibit A: Someone that does a terrible job of interpreting the prevalence of posters that are unreasonably positive. Exhibit B: Someone that, for years, just says the same thing over and over again regardless of its relatedness to the topic (WTF does this have to do with SJW). 189 is actually more like the crazy SJW you see on Twitter, in that the one thing he shares in common with them is a refusal to change their mind in face of evidence against their point.
  2. Why do some excessively criticize prospects?

    There are actually very few people that excessively roast prospects, just as there are very few people that have blinders on about how good prospects actually are... The problem is that the level-headed people in the middle don't waste their time posting their bland but objective opinions. Instead, it is a small group that posts the same thing incessantly. These are the people that have deluded themselves into thinking that they are the objective ones and that everyone else is wrong. There are certain posters on this site that say literally the exact same thing for months, if not years. There are also people that have nothing going on in their life and so they think that making predictions about who turns out great/terrible gives their life some validation. This is mostly with the 1040 callers and Canucks Twitter, where they come out with some extremely strong stance and then continually double down (e.g., those that criticize whatever Benning says/does... Benning is certainly deserving of criticism, but to suggest that he doesn't do anything right is inaccurate).
  3. Did Dhaliwal just get added to SN650 as an anchor? His Twitter bio is different, as is his pic. 

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    2. PhillipBlunt


      650 would be wise to have Dhaliwal. He's as great a source as there is in this city. I'd wager that he's the most trusted.

    3. Alflives


      Huge upgrade on Steve “The Moose” Darling.

      Dhaliwal is VERY good, especially talking hockey. 

    4. Ghostsof1915


      Unless you are Anson Carter. :P

  4. (Speculation) Penguins looking to trade Phil kessel

    Sounds like this guy is the Penguins' version of Matt Sekeres.
  5. I don't agree with this interpretation at all. He went from 19 +min per game to 18+ min per game... however, he went from fifth most minutes for a dman in 16-17 to 4th most minutes for a dman in 17-18... Green was playing him more in the top 4, he was just spreading minutes around more evenly. Hutton, Gudbranson, and Tanev also averaged less TOI between last year and this year.
  6. Evander Kane... did not come off well in his interview with Dhaliwal.

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    2. HerrDrFunk


      @HerrDrFunk Have we? I'm quite capable of thinking two guys named Kane are F ups in their personal lives.

    3. pluralsight


      @HerrDrFunk I'm sure you meant to quote me there, well that's good to hear. Again, I'm not condoning what Kane (both Kanes I guess) did in the past. I'm just saying that he's trying to be mature and change his ways. He's certainly fit in well with a team that has a solid, veteran leadership group like the Sharks so I would say that's a step in the right direction for him.

    4. coastal.view


      i guess we should just all overlook the incident he had with a team mate earlier this season ?

      yeah ok

      cuz he's the sort of guy you'd give a break to

      cuz of his stand up reputation


      (or you just want to limit this to his bad history with women?)

  7. How should CDC handle fake news about players?

    So are you someone that believes this report to be true?
  8. I agree with almost everything that you're saying, except that my opnion is that what you are describing is a problem with the user, not with the approach. "Analytics" is not responsible for poor decisions, those that implement and interpret analytics are the ones that are at fault. What I disagree with is the idea that the interpreteation and analysis of statistics is not a hard science... any part of hard science is the appropriate analysis and interpretation of the data... it is just that, at present, when it comes to advanced stats/analytics in the NHL department, there is nobody that is actually doing this... or at least nobody that is exposing their work to the general public.
  9. ***The UFC/MMA THREAD***

  10. How should CDC handle fake news about players?

    No... but didn't he already say my other two points... meaning that it wasn't Juolevi? If I say he isn't a Canuck, he isn't from Finland, he didn't play in the CHL last year.... that should be enough for people to say "okay, it isn't OJ".
  11. How should CDC handle fake news about players?

    People are literally rising against fake stories and you're talking about this as if it were a cult? It is clear that you have decided to view CDC a specific way and have no intention of changing your opinion to fit reality. Why not just leave? You provide nothing to this board and you seem to think it is full of stupid people, so why are you still here?
  12. How should CDC handle fake news about players?

    I agree that it was posted in good faith, but don't agree that this was a legit source. Prior to this morning, we were already aware that the player in question was not a Canuck and was in the CHL last year (last year being the season that just ended; see In other words, we have already had Marek specifically say that it is not Juolevi, and yet there continues to be discussion surrounding this. I think it would be great to have a snopes-style sub-topic or thread in which there is a list of all the confirmed fake/fabricated stories and the source of the story.
  13. The NHL's romanticization of players playing hurt has resulted in guys playing through injuries while not actually helping out the team. Sometimes they get to be called "hero", "warrior", etc.... but sometimes these same guys are just being selfish. If the guy that is currently scratched can play better than you, take yourself out of the lineup instead of relishing in the opportunity to tell the media how hurt you were. One thing about the Sedins... they NEVER disclosed injuries to the media. Guys like Evander Kane couldn't wait to let everyone know about which injuries they played through.